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Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
of soccer. >> reporter: arsenal manager enjoyed his look at goal line technology, but getting it right is a serious business. a goal needs to actually be a goal. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the english premier league had pushed hard for the introduction of goal technology since 2006. and they are the first league in the world to use it. the goal decision system is being made by hawk eye. in football a complicated process has been made very simple. >> very simple, quick, and accurate. many you are in the stadium, you will be able to see it, and so be broadcasters will see if it was or it wasn't. >> reporter: there is seven cameras at each end of the ground, 340 frames her second. so when there is a contentious decision, this vibrates. so it's an instant accurate decision. there has been some recent controversy over the technology in cricket. they held out against the technology until the 2010 world cup. but have now licensed four systems. german company gold cup will be used in next year's gold cup. it won't be used in the champion's league, but there is optimism that more nati
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 1:00am EDT
in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> technology is coming on in the next few decades may make nuclear waste obsolete. we should all hope that's the case. but right now the international atomic energy agency expects the united states alone to produce at least 32,000 tons added to the pile. my next guess has made a documentary about the nuclear waste time will will air on al jazeera. if the problem can't be solved by new technology. it's directed by michael madsen who we will see in this clip explaining what it's all about. >> i am now in this place where you should never come. we call it onkelo. onkelo means hiding place. in my time, it is still unfinished, though work began in the 20th century, when i was just a child. work would be completed in the 22nd century. along after my death. >> michael madsen joins us now from san francisco. michael quite dramatic. why did you make this film? what was it that inspired you to take on this subject? >> it was very simple that the onkelo facility as it's called which means hiding place in finnish is building something in a foolproof manner that
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 5:30am EDT
have the technologies that we do have and basically what will happen is you can take a look at the pictures and you can begin to compare and some of those kids may not be necessarily alive today but can say i remember my child had that same symptom so when they take a look at this, they begin to ask their children, tell me what this is saying because, again, we have translation issues as well. >> before i move on our community wants to ask whose responsible and joseph crimes in the government owe the november hoe the medical and monetary support they give and at very least the u.s. owes a cleaner and safer environment and they must be ameliorated as much as possible. who do you hold responsible for this and what can be done? >> well, because most of the mining, that occurred during the 30s to the 60s was predominately for the weapons program or the united states. of course you would say it is the united states responsibility not only to pay for healthcare and cleanup but also to look at the issues that were at hand and now currently we are dealing with not just weapons but e
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
this watch. [ laughter ] >> reporter: arson wanger enjoyed his leek at the technology, but getting it right is a serious business. a goal needs to actually be a goal. the english premier league had pushed hard for the introduction of goal technology since 2006. and they are the first league in the world to use it. the system being used in english is made by hawk eye a familiar and successful device in tennis and cricket. in football a complicated process has been made very simple. whether you are in the stadium you will be able to see it, and broadcasters here and around the world will able to see it as well. >> reporter: how does the system work. there are seven cameras at each end of the ground. i'm going to nudge the ball over the line, and within a second not only does it say goal, but it vibrates. so it's an instant accurate decision. there has been recent controversy over the device. fifa held out against technology until the 2010 world cup. but now have licensed four systems. german company goal control will be used in next year's world cup. uefa president remains opposed to technolo
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00am EDT
and water watch, these are anti-technology companies, they are fearful of innovation. all chemicals are bad. pesticides are bad. we have a green revolution that started in the 50s. the reason we have the green revolution is because of genetic modification that has occurred. these organizations really want to stop technology, and the saddest situation -- we have an example that happened just a few weeks ago in the philippines, where vandals really desecrated, vandalized rice problems of golden rice that producer beta carotene that would save about a million lives a year, and it was destroyed by these vandals and supported by green peace and organizations like center for food safety and others who want to stop the technology, because if this technology is actually released, when this is approved, it is going to be a death blow to the carping by these groups that these gmo's are unsafe. they have an anti science, anti-technology, anti-innovation, kind of a right-wing view -- >> patty aren't there lots of benefits to gmo's especially to people in poorer countries. >> we have yet to see that hap
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT
this watch. >> reporter: arsenal manager enjoyed his first look at goal line technology, but for the world's most popular football league getting it right is a serious business. a goal needs to actually be a goal. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the english premier league has pushed hard for the introduction of goal line technology since 2006, and in this new season they are the first league in the world to use it. the decision system is made by hawk eye, a familiar and successful device in tennis and cricket. in football a complicated process has been made very simple. >> whether you are in the stadium you will be able to see it, and certainly broadcasters will be able to see, you know, it was or it wasn't. it's not a review system, it's just a factual system. >> reporter: how does the system actually work. there are seven cameras on the ground, and when there is a contentious decision, within a second on this watch, it says goal and vibrates. so there's nothing debatable about it. there has been some present controversy over the technology in cricket, but not the part devised by pau
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 3:00am EDT
japanese technology, this is not great timing for the japanese economy and export and technology. >> thank you. >>> now former egyptian president hosni mubarak has spent his first night out of prison being treated at a military hospital in cairo. a decision that's led to threats of more protests. mike hanna reports from cairo. >> reporter: a helicopter arises from the prison after hours of legal procedures has any mubarak is released, but his immediate destination is a short flight down the road. his release at this stage is very much a technical term. he will remain under house arrest in terms of the state of emergency decry issue decree ise former prime minister. a ban of leaving the country has been imposed. >> we've lost everything, now police state will return, justice will return and every negative thing will come back. >> we have a judiciary. >> reporter: mubarak is expected to be back behind bars in the courtroom on sunday when his trial on charge of complicit in the civilian deaths of the 2011 revolution resumes. on the same day leaders of the muslim brotherhood that opposed mubar
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:30pm EDT
think transgenic technology will have dramatic impact on the human population in the coming centuries. i think we'll learn to use this technology very safely. >> reporter: for now safety is the key question. >> one of the problems with fish which differs were cows, cows if you have a transgenic cow that escapes from the field you could find him. but the fish, once they escape in the natural environment, that's it. you're not going to recover that animal. so what happens in nature will just depend on whether that animal is fertile or not. >> reporter: aqua bounty said, it's salmon will be grown sterile in land base facilities. the doctor said sterility is not always what you get. >> certainly above 95% routinely. >> reporter: that's still two out of a thousand fish. >> that's the problem. and so if there are 50,000 fish that are escaping, that means that there could be 100 fertile animals entering into nature. >> reporter: runaway animals, runaway growth. the whole idea of gm salmon is a hard sell. >> it's big corporations. the reasons why they want to grow them twice as fast is a way to
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
to sell them technology. he wants the reactors back home back working and to build more. it's a economic necessity. >> they're building many new nuclear power plants and trying to export the technology. but it's inferior to japanese technology. >> reporter: japan can market itself as learning from its mistakes, but abe said the discovery of new radiation leaks will turn many japanese against nuclear power again. >> they're leaking like sievs, if you like, and people are rethinking their rethought positions. public opinion is really, really fragile 1234 but the japanese economy is fragile, too. fossil fuel imported to replace nuclear power is costing japan $40 billion a year. japanese will have to decide which is more expensive. fixes the nuclear energy or living without it. al jazeera, tokyo. >> new mexico's most populous county issuing same-sex marriage licenses. after the state district court rules it constitutional. find out why the legal battle for marriage equality in new mexico is just beginning. >>> it's just one of the ancient pieces of art that is porcelain. it can be yours for
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:30am EDT
for a spot, waits for the car to leave and then backs in. and the technology is getting there. it's not the first company in this game. gm, toyota, and audi are all developing so-called so-called -- autonomous cars. a self driving car within seven years. it's not that crazy really. even today you can buy cars which parallel park themselves. nissan's autonomous car will be able to identify people, animals, other cars, even weirdly shaped cars like a weaner mobile. i have a bit of a love affair with cars and self driving technology. they can avoid some of the problems we haves like texting, drunkenness. that's it for tonight. thanks for joining us. on wednesday how one city is fighting hard not to go the way of detroit as it struggles to meet its pension obligations. i'm ali velshi. see you then on "real money." ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> hello and welcome to the news hour. i'm in doha with your top stories. the un secretary general says inspectors neat four more days to complete their inspection in syria. >>> and a series of bomb attacks in iraq killed more than 7
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to the missile technology that may be being discovered at this time, but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. >> reporter: syrian state tv is reporting the military have found chemical weapons in rebel control tunnels. syria's biggest ally russia say they must cooperate and allow the u.n. to investigate last week's attack. >> the shift is really, really small, and there is no education that should western countries or a group or coalition of the willing once again intervene in military fashion even in limited way. there is no indication that russia that would be slightly cooperative. >> reporter: barack obama security crisisser advisers aret the white house. >> let's bring in al jazeera mike in washington. let's be honest, in the u.s. believes it has happened before. >> reporter: that's right. >> this video is awful. it's difficult to watch, but what's different couldthe case against any sort f intervention military or otherwise on the part of western powers has been laid out before. it's too costly. you don't know who you're helping. it could thes
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
we can do business exporting. >> we have very hi-technology, so there's a lot of technology embodies in our products. one thing we are really good at is exporting hi-tech machines. caterpillar, tractors things like that. medical equipment. there's a lot of demand for it. >> ken, stray right where you are, in a few minutes he return to ken. we are going to exam america's crumbling infrastructure, and what the return would be on fixing it. and we will get up close and personal with big bert helicoptersa. but is it worth it. >> so you have a structure that is very much at risk. it manages over 100,000 vehicles a day. and has huge economic impacts to the region if it was to fail any further. that story and much more as real money continues. keep it here. wouldn't believe there is a farm inside of it. ♪ . >> america's infrastructure gets a d plus. according to the latest report card put owe by the american society of civil engineers. seven the roadways in particular get a d. an estimated four four% of the major highways are clogged with traffic. now the society says that the sorry state
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 7:30pm EDT
to do with human technology. so thinking about new ways of organizing people, so the bright more alliance, bringing together a coalition of many different organizations to really focus on development is asking the residents what it is that they want. and that sort of organizational invasion is stuff that you really have to be on the ground. and be with the people in order to see. it is the human technology. what are new way ways to organio we can create more resilient. >> similar question to you, because i'm interested in the color here, of what is going on. talk about your favorite projects. things you have seen emerge that you are excited about? >> you know, it is going to take a lot to tun things around. definitely have to do some things to improve our school systems. what are some of the projects you are excited about? things people can point to and say it is amazing and happening now? >> so there's some interesting partnerships that we are working on right now. so help businesses, thrive in the neighborhood. so we worked with a local incubator, and business resource organiza
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
shinzo abe wants. he's visiting gulf states to sell them japanese nuclear technology. he wants the reactors at home back working and to build more. his supporters say it's an economic and strategic necessity. >> translator: both china and south korea are building many new nuclear power plants and trying to export the technology. it's inferior to japanese technology. we need to export it. >> reporter: he says japan can market itself as learning from its mistakes, but others say the discovery at fukushima daiichi of new radiation leaks will turn many japanese against nuclear power again. >> these power plants are sort of leaking like sifs, if you like. that, i think, is, in fact, shocking people again into rethinking their rethought positions. public opinion is really very, very fragile. >> reporter: the japanese economy is fragile, too. fossil fueled imported to replace nuclear power cost japan $40 billion a year. the japanese have to decide which is more expensive, fixing their damaged nuclear industry or living without it. anita mcnaught,al jazeera, tokes yo. >>> a quick remin
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 3:00am EDT
technology that might be discovered at this time but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. well, i think that all of us have questions about what really happened on the ground, where the source of the chemicals came from, where the attack came from and who promoted the attack. i think that what you are seeing in general it is a significant amount of caution in news reports and in official statements as to where those attacks came from and who actually conducted those attacks and so until those questions are answered i think that people are very, very hesitant, not just to make official statements but also to suggest possible responses. >>> now to other news, anti-caproatesters in egypt defy nighttime curfews in several cities, here south of cairo and there was also marches in other locales. the demonstrations have shrunk in size since a violent military crackdown earlier this month killed hundreds. >>> in tunisia, opposition is calling for peaceful protests, opposition says that the government mismanaged the economy but negotiations continue to be
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 5:00am EDT
access to the missile technology that may be being discovered at this time, but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. >> i think all of us have questions about what really happened on the ground. where the source of the chemicals came from, where the attack came from, who promoted the attack and i think what you're seeing in general is a significant amount of caution in news reports and official statements as to where those attacks came from and who actually conducted those attacks so until those questions are answered i think people are very, very hesitant not only to make official statements but also to suggest a possible response. >> reporter: to other news now anti-coup protest in egypt defied nighttime curfews in several cities and this was a protest south of cairo and marches in the city district and minya. the demonstrations shrunk since it killed hundreds. the opposition is calling for peaceful protests against the government and want the ruling and party to quit power and says they miss managed the economy and failed to provide law an ord
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 8:00am EDT
be the only ones that have access to the missile technology that may be being discovered at this time. but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. >> syria's biggest al ly says they must allow the weapons inspectors. >> the shift is really, really small. there is no indication that should western countries or the u.s. or a group or a coalition of the willing once again intervene in a military fashion, even in a limited way, there is no education that russia might be even slightly cooperative this time. >> barack intaps obama's security advisors are meeting at the whitehouse over the weekend. t the united nations disarmament chief has arrived in syria and is expected to coordinate access to the site in the coming hours. charles stratford, al-jazeera. >> for more now on the escalating crisis we are joined by richard murphy, the former u.s. ambassador to syria and saudi array abe i can't. thank you for being with us this morning. >> i want to start by asking: why has the u.s. had such a difficult time trying to figure out how to deal with syria? >> we
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 3:00am EDT
. >> the government is playing down the accident so that it can continue to export the technologies. >> reporter: shrine here seen as the protector of this community. the government these days is not. >>> and now a fourth person has been arrested in the latest case of gang rape in india, the police already have three people in custody. five men allegedly attacked a photo journalist in mumbai three days ago. the 22-year-old is now recovering in hospital. the attack has led to more public outrage over sexual violence against women. >>> and now when the former soviet union invaded afghanistan in 1979, there were refugees pouring into pakistan and three decades leader the pakistani government encourages those refugees to return home but that journey can be dangerous and as part of our afghan's challenges series we've followed one family who has been entering afghanistan through a border following travers through dangerous areas and now they've entered afghanistan. >> reporter: these are the first few moments of his family's new life. they have just crossed the border in afghanistan after living as r
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 8:00am EDT
junkie. >> i will trust the company. this is not new technology, something that's been there for years and i like to be a part of this new generation, i like to be the pioneer. >> this is a replica of the vehicle that will take the customers into space. it's billing smart one, described by the company that designed it as a reusable sub on oorbital space vehicle. >> the client list includes d.j.'s and super models. it's first 100 customers are described as space pioneers. once up and running, it will operate four flights a day. it's one small step for wealthy tourists, but one giant leap for space tourism. >> that was craig leeson in hong kong. >> j.p. penny shares will be watched today after it lost its biggest backer. bill akman sold his shares in the company after he and the penny board had a brawl over leadership. >> starbucks won't cut hours for its workers in anticipation of the health care allow going into effect. showered schultz said his company won't use the new law as an excuse to alter benefits. the law, which goes into effect in january, requires companies with more than 50
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am EDT
technology. it's something been for years, and i -- and i like to be a part of the -- you know, like this new generation, new travel, i like to be the pioneer. >> reporter: this is the replica of the vehicle, the lynx mock one described as a reusable sub orbit tall launch peek. energies can be switched off -- [ technical difficulties ] -- and more environmentally friendly. once it's up and running, it says it will operate four flights a day. it's one giant leap for space tourism. >>> i have to ask my wife if i can borrow $150,000. >>> the first solar power train may be small, but it could change entire rail systems. it's called the vili, it hit the few months ago in hungry. it is one of the only zero-emission vehicles of any type. that's the news for this morning. i'm del walters. you are watching al jazeera. much more at the top of the hour. "talk to al jazeera" is next.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 12:00pm EDT
experience. clients are trained as astronauts that last just six minutes. >> this is not a new technology, it is something that has been for years, and i like to be a part of -- you know, like this new generation -- new travel, i like to be the pioneer. >> reporter: this is a replica of the vehicle that will take the customers into space. it's the lynx mock one. it's engines can be switched on and off, and reused up to 5,000 times, making it a much safer and environmentally friendly spacecraft. >> the client list includes djs and supermodels. once up and running, sxc says it will operate four flights a day. it is one small step for wealthy tourists but one giant leap for space tourism. >>> britain's prime minister said this just moments ago. >> what we know is this regime has huge stocks of chemical weapons. we know they have used them on at least ten occasions prior to this last wide-scale attack. the opposition's chance of having used chemical weapons is vanishing. the question now is are we more likely to deter the future use of chemical weapons by acting or not acting. >> the news con
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
we've learned before in powerful movements of the people, combining it with the technology that we have today and being really on the ground and working with young people. so we're in the state of florida right now working with college age students and youth teaching them about organizing, teaching them about successful movements of the past and then giving them some on the ground training because we've got some real issues that we've got to confront today. >> this summer, the trayvon martin martin case, the george zimmerman why verdict, that was a big moment for the organization. >> it was. a big moment for the country. what it showed is we do live in the day where the death of a young child whether he be black, white, brown, can be condoned, covered up. what we see is that our laws don't really protect anybody anymore, i think the death of trayvon martin was an alarm clock for a lot of young people because he was just like us. he dressed like us, he talked is like us, he went to the store and bought the same things we would. so it was an opportunity for us to engage in a real dis
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
using sophisticated technology in their effort to detect new flames in that mammoth fire. >> a new kind of living for the budget minded, but not everyone is crazy about the trend. ♪ theme >> reports are out this morning that the russians are doing that year part to turn up pressure on the united states. reuters is saying that a military source within russia's intertax news agency claims a missile cruiser is being moved to the mediterranean. president obama has military options but has not decided whether to launch a military strike on occur i can't. obama's not likely to get u.n. approval and it appears britain is reigning in it's approval of a strike. the president said he has approved assad has responsibility for chemical attacks. a classified report will be delivered on the intelligence that led him to believe that assad was behind the attacks. obama said a declassified report could soon be released to the public. just hours after the president talked about syria in a p.b.s. interview, he received pushback from congress from house speaker john boehner. he sent a letter to the presi
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:00am EDT
technology in their effort to detect new flames in that mammoth fire. >> why fast food may be anything but today. the strike that could seriously delay customers who want fries with that. ♪ theme >> president obama is deciding whether to launch a military strike against syria. he is expected to meet congressional leaders today to layout his proof that syrian president bashar al-assad was behind last week's chemical attack. hundreds of people died and western leaders are demanding a response. the u.n. security council will not approve action and britain's parliament seems to be scaling back its calls for an immediate strike. in a pbs interview, president obama expressed he has no interest in an open ended conflict with syria but said that assad's regime has dough employed chemical weapons. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilian
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 2:00am EDT
not only assad has access to chemical agents. >> the missile technology being discovered at this time, but these weapons are not difficult to manufacturer. >> reporter: syrian state tv is reporting chemical weapons have been found in a neighborhood and russia says assad must allow u.n. inspectors visit the site of the attack, but there seems real little movement in moscow's stance. >> there is no indication if the western countries or a coalition even in the limited way, there is no indication russia might be even slightly cooperative this time. >> reporter: the u.n. disarmament chief has arrive in syria and is trying to negotiate access for inspectors to visit the site. >> joining us now is steven cornish an executive director with doctors without borders. can you tell us what is the significance of seeing patience with neurotoxic symptoms. what are they and can you confirm what caused them? >> i'm an executive director and not a doctor, i can answer your question. the symptoms range from blurred vision to confusion and in severe state convulsions, paralysis and respiratory failure l
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 10:00am EDT
. and that creates jobs, it brings in science, technology, and engineering and economics, and that creates jobs for americans. >> unfortunately, we'll have to leave it there. we have run out of time. and i thank you all for joining us, and i wish you good luck in becoming a colleague, and good luck in law school. thank you for joining us >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it. >> social media isn't an afterthought. america. >> al-jazeera social america community online. >> this is your outlet for those conversations >> post, upload and interact. >> every night, share undiscovered stories. >> the stream, tomorrow night, mission. >> there'sç] television landscape has dramatically changed over the last 15 years, as we're seeing more and more television shows that are interchangeable with great films, we're seeing the anti-hero, from tony soprano to dexter to walter white, a lot of [ inaudible ] [ audio difficulties ] >> somehow, you better i would never be if a jail cell. >> we're joined to discuss america's fascination with the anti-hero,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
of a frustration at the end of the day did people lose money? no. this is a different type of technology glitch and not one that should cause major shelfer concern. >> reporter: again what i was saying had this happened on a day where there was really big news like the monthly employment report or fed meeting this would have been a different story. this would have been a migraine. >> we turn to sports, developing news in the case of a former nfl player. >> reporter: tight end aaron hernandez is one step closer to possibly facing life in prison. hernandez indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a former friend. defense attorneys for hernandez said evidence against him is circumstantial. and the international olympic committee say russians have guaranteed them that athletes and partners will be protected from anti-gay feeling. mission. >> there's more to ame >> the syrian regime seems to be confident. they've heard those words before. russia, china block any resolution or any statements demanding an official investigation on exactly what happened in the suburbs of damascus. so at
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
to chemical agents. >> they may be the only ones that have access to the missle technology, that may be being discovered at this time, but these types of chemical whens are not very very difficult to manufacture. >> syria's biggest ally says assayed must cooperate and allow the u.n. inspectors to visit the site, but there seems any real movement in moscow's stance. >> there is no indication that should western countries or the u.s., or a group or a coalition of the willing once again, intervene many the military fashion, even this a limited way, there is no indication that russia might be even slightly cooperative this time. >> security advisors are meeting at the white house over the weekend, united nations disarmament chief has arrived in syria, and is expected to try to negotiate chemical weapons inspectors access to the site. >> iran's president hassan has acknowledged for the first time that chemical weapons have been used in syria. he said and i quote, many of the innocent people of syria have been injured and martyred by chemical agents and this is unfortunate. he also said the! ic rep
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00pm EDT
to the missile technology being discovered at that time, but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. >> reporter: syrian state tv has had these t.v.'s and said the government has found these chemicals under rebel control. syria's biggest ally russia said syria must cooperate and allow u.n. to visit the sites of last week's apparent. attack. but there is little move from moscow. >> the coalition of the willing once again to intervene in military fashion even in a limited way. there is no indication that russia might even be slightly cooperative this time. >> reporter: barack obama security visors have been meeting at the white house. united nations disarmament chief has arrived in syria and is trying to negotiate access to visit the site. >> christopher stokes is the director general of doctors without borders. he gives us more details on that incident. >> reporter: yes, doctors without borders are working with a whole series of clinics inside of syria, and in this case we're talking about three clinics in particular in and around damascus. with which we've b
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 10:00pm EDT
.4 billion infused into the economy. and that creates jobs, it brings in science, technology, and engineering and economics, and that creates jobs for americans. >> unfortunately, we'll have to leave it there. we have run out of time. and i thank you all for joining us, and i wish you good luck in becoming a colleague, and good luck in law school. thank you for joining us tonight. we'll be back with more of consider this.der this, the teln landscape has dramatically changed over the last 15 years, as we're seeing more and more television shows that are interchangeable with great films, we're seeing the anti-hero, from tony soprano to dexter to walter white, a lot of [ inaudible ] [ audio difficulties ] >> somehow, you better i would never be if a jail cell. >> we're joined to discuss america's fascination with the anti-hero, for npr. [ audio difficulties ] film and the arts, and david, it's good to have you, and bill, is there something about our culture that's changed over the past couple of decades that has given a rise to these characters? the conventional wisdom is that americans would ne
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm EDT
be the only ones that have access to the missile technology, may be being discovered at this time. but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. >> syrian state t.v. is reporting the military have found chemical weapons in rebel-controlled tunnels in the damaskas neighborhood of joba. syria's biggest ally russia said they may allow the investigators to visit. but there seems little movement in moscow's stanchion. >> the shift is small. there is no indication that should western kuntz trees or the u.s. or a group or coalition of the willing once again intervene in the military fashion, even in a limited way, there there is no indication that russia might be even slightly cooperative this time. >> barack obama's security advisors are meeting at the whitehouse over the weekend. the united nations disarmament chief has arrived in syria and is trying to negotiate chemical weapons inspectors to visit the site. charles stratford, al jazeera. >> the situation in syria means a working weekend at the whitehouse. president obama has been meeting with his na
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. heidi zhou castro in texas. >>> this technology finally has a name. and one of the young pitchers in baseball could be heading to the operating room. matt harvey next in sports. >> a city in columbia could soon face food shortages farmers are striking against free trade agreement and al jazeera alessandro talked with the protesters. >> reporter: in it for the long haul. for a week farmers in colombia have been blocking roads leading to entire regions cut off. coffee and potato growers, say this is the only way that the government will hear their complaints. >> we grow potatoes but every day we see the cost of raw materials going up while the market is flooded with product because of free trade agreements. >> the president should resign. >> with the strike entering it's second week some towns are facing shortages of food and fuel. the government said had not negotiate until all the roadblocks are lifted. something that these farmers are refusing to do. al jazeera, colombia. >> this is my cell phone. i never go anywhere without it. that's almost completely true. you know, a lot of p
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. but recent advances in technological, if you have a cool $100,000 in your back pocket then you may be able to take a trip that's literally out of this world. >> space, the final holiday frontier. the place of many childhood dreams may now be within reach. who corporations, virgin galactic and space exploration operation are scheduled to begin flights within 12 months. packages are expected to start at around $100,000. >> our aim ask to make space affordable to everyone. so we would like to also get people that who may have dreams when they are young to want to go to space. they will be also our type clients. where parents who buy a ticket for their children and give them as opresent, when they're going 18, and there are some twiert people. >> sxc has signed up 250 customers globally, about half of that are virgin, richard branson's company, and opened up an office in asia in the hope attracting china's wealthy. >> we expect to sell 50 to 80 tickets in asia for the first year. and after the first depart we are certain it will be triple from what we're talking about. >> sxc offers what it cl
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 2:00pm EDT
access to those sites, they have at their disposal technology that will make their mission relative simple. they spoke to al jazeera about exactly what is involved. >> the u.n. weapons inspectors will have sophisticated equipment with them and simpler equipment, the sort of stuff that we have here. first of all, i suspect most of the inspectors got this clipped to their belt which will identify if there is an agent, a nerve agent. it will tell you if it's sarin or others and will test for mustard gas. it seems that the most logical explanation was that a nerve agent was used and probably sarin. we have a very simple device here that works with antibodies, and will identify up to eight toxins or pathogens like anthrax, ricin, and this is a quick test that could be done in the area. you'll get an answer in a few minutes. we start off with an one size fits off respirator that can be put on in a few seconds. this will give you comprehensive protection against even the strongest chemical weapons for some period. i think allied with that is basic advise, ideally you should move upward bec
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
and lengthen lives. nor can we stop investing in science and technology to train our young people of all races for the jobs of tomorrow, and to act on what we learned about our bodies, our businesses, and our climate. we must push open those stubborn gates. we cannot be discouraged by a supreme court decision. >> the landscape is littered with dashed dreams and lost hopes of all races. the ironry is the future never brimmed with more possibilities. it has never burned brighter in what we could become. if we push open those stubborn gates. and if we do it together. the choice remains as it was on that distant summer day 50 years ago, cooperate and thrive or fight with each other and fall behind. we should all thank god for dr. king and john lewis, and all those who gave us a dream to guide us, a dream they made for like our founders with their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor. and we thank them for reminding us that america is always becoming, always on a journey, and we all, every single citizen among us, have to run our lap. god bless them,ed , and god bles america. >> of course, for
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
not everyone is happy that technology is taking over. >>> coming up here, media outlets covering egypt's revolution are being squeezed. journalists are arrested and channels are being threatened with closure. >>> plus, one of the most wanted men in india is arrested after five years on the run. >>> in sports the nfl agrees to a multi-million dollar payout over the head injuries sustained by players. details are coming up. >>> a car bomb in the iraqi city of samarra killed 16 people, and the vehicle blew up in the busy market town 100 miles north of the capital, baghdad. at least 27 others were wounded. it comes only a day after a wave of bombings in the iraqi capital killed at least 75 people. >>> pakistan has ordered the retrial of a doctor who helped the cia find osama bin laden. he had worked for u.s. intelligence by collecting dna to verify bin laden's presence. he was sentenced to 33 years in prison on may 2012 for being a member of a militant group. both he and the group deny this. >>> one of the most wanted men in india has been arrested. he's the alleged founder of the indian m
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and justifying jury out technological ways to do the work that's done by people now. >> maybe in the long run that will happen. it happens to most jobs that eventually can get automated. but the truth is, most of these operations are already running pretty lean. and if the price of the wage goes up, well, it still needs people to fry the fries, still needs people to cook the burgers. and the truth is, the prices won't go up that much. >> how is that in we are talking about raising the minimum wage from $9 to $15. >> that's right. it seems crazy that you can double the wage, yet labor costs are only a small part of the overall cost. >> how much is the labor cost. >> yeah, estimates have ranged for instance the prize of the big mac, would go up somewhere between 10 cents, and 60 cents. so it is actually not that much. i don't think people would stop to pick up a dime on the street, and that's what we are talking about. in return we are talking about helping many millions of americans to pay their debts, pay their bills and live their lives with dignity. for me at least, this is something that i
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